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Kim Kardashian Divorce: Kris Humphries Acting As His Own Lawyer?

Kris Humphries

First Posted: 03/ 9/2012 2:49 pm Updated: 03/ 9/2012 2:51 pm

Will Kris Humphries act as his own lawyer when he goes head to head with ex Kim Kardashian in divorce court?

An initial report from TMZ early Friday morning alleged that Humphries had filed the necessary legal documents to represent himself in the divorce case.

The reason? Humphries had originally wanted his Minnesota business attorney Lee Hutton to represent him, but in order to proceed with the case, Hutton needed assistance from local counsel -- a requirement for out-of-state lawyers mandated by California law. When the L.A. lawyer hired to sponsor Hutton backed out of the case, Humphries decided to go at it alone, according to TMZ.

But according to unnamed sources reportedly close to Humphries, it's simply not true. A source later told TMZ that the basketball player had no intention of representing himself and that his Minnesota attorney would be looking for another sponsor. Rumor Fix also reported that Humphries would not represent himself, and an unnamed source told the site that Humphries is “taking this [divorce] very seriously."

It seems that Karadashian is, too. The reality star -- who filed to divorce Humphries in October 2011, just 72 days after her estimated $10 million wedding -- retained celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who in the past has represented Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, and Kiefer Sutherland, among others, in their divorce cases.

Below, five other celebrity divorce lawyers who could give Wasser a run for her money in court:

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Neal Hersh--whose clients include Denise Richards, Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, and Pamela Anderson--recently represented Camille Grammer in her public divorce from Kelsey, possibly netting the reality star a $50 million settlement. The Los Angeles-based lawyer gained notoriety for representing Kim Basinger in her drama-filled divorce and custody battle with Alec Baldwin. "I've known I was going to do this since junior high," Hersh has said. "Maybe it was process of elimination. I couldn't stand blood and all that; I was going to be a doctor or a lawyer. I've just always known that I was going to do this."
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